Month: oktober 2015

the best chocolate balls in Stockholm

The Swedish cookie with the weirdest name, huh? Well, the Swedish chocolate ball is a known concept for all Swedish kid and are made in every home when we grow up. It is made from cocoa, butter, cold coffee, oatmeal, sugar and with coconut flakes or pearl sugar on top. It is an unbaked cake and fairly easy to do. You can find a recipe here. The cake is delicious and have always been one of my favourite cakes when growing up. The cake has also had another name in popular speech which today isn´t used due to it´s racist connotations. If you google the name + news, you will find a lot of recent articles and a resurfaced discussion about the phenomena. It is sad that we have to argue over a cake, but anyway, yesterday Martin and me headed to Muggen and had some lunch before going to the Swedish museum of photography – Fotografiska. The coffeeshop Muggen is situated in Götgatsbacken, close to the Subway station of Slussen (exit Götgatsbacken). In this little …

the castle in Kromeriz

And with a castle garden a castle most follow. When in the Czech republic we also took a tour in the castle, of course. The guide in the castle didn´t speak English so our tour guide had to translate, but the part about some parts of Indiana Jones being shot here, I got. How amazing? An odd part might be the stuffed animals I admit. Who even likes stuffed animals nowadays? Afterward me Daniella and Nicoline, the nordic girls, took a stroll to the closest café and had a cappuccino and some great cake. In the evening, it was time for a microbrewery experience. Katarina The castle is also on the world heritage list and are found here. To see photo from the garden connected to the castle – click here.

the castle garden in Kromeriz

Second day in the Czech Republic we headed for Kromeriz. A long busride on a bumpy, next to not rideable, main road from Prague we arrived mid day in the city of Kromeriz. On the schedule was a tour of the archbishops castle of Kromeriz including the castle garden. The arrow takes you there.. Location: City and region of Kromeriz in the Zlin Region. As walking into Versailles and a romantic 17 th century french novel, the garden amazed us all. It has a well deserved spot in the World Heritage Site list as a completely preserved European garden with a mixed style of both renaissance and baroque influences. The main part was designed by the imperial architect Giovanni Pietro in 1665 – 1675. One thing everyone agreed on was that we wanted to stay longer to be able to take it all in. From the castle it is easy to find the garden due to the arrows in the pavement in the city. The arrows quite logically points to the garden from the centre. If …

Having bahn mi at the food court K25

Some weeks ago after work Martin and I were hungry and headed on the usual hunt for food. Since moving to Stockholm we have gone to restaurants a lot of times. Bad for the wallet, but good for the food section of the blog since I most likely have a lot of tips for the future. Close to Martins job in the city centre you have a lot of places to try out but we decided for the food court K25. Scrolling the court, hungry, we decided for bahn mi in the far end at the restaurant Yoi. The result was yummier than expected, not at all expensive and we were full when leaving. An extra plus for the perfect edamame beans. So this is my Sunday food tips for you. Yoi – in the far end of the food court Backpackers Tofu 69 sek (bahn mi) Kimchi 22 sek (enought to share) Edamame Beans for 22 sek (enough to share) Adress: Kungsgatan 25, Stockholm Photos shot when walking over a bridge crossing Kungsgatan. Shot …

East Moravia

After a day in Prague the group of travelers and I headed for East Moravia, the purpose of the trip to the Czech Republic. This is Moravia in all it´s colours, lines, bad weather and happiness. In photos. Katarina Thanks to Czech tourism for arranging the trip and thanks to Nicoline for shooting the photo of me! 🙂

Café Louvre

Walking slowly up some early 20th century stairs, the atmosphere that strikes you is Paris, movies, romance and early 20 th century it-people feeling. At the time modern and hip and today yet again modern and new. It is said that celebreties as Einstein and Kafka were here but this doesn´t need to be said since the feeling is like walking into a movie anyway, making the most humble tourist feel like a star. For the smokers Prague is different. I prefer that people don´t smoke inside, but when walking into Cafe Louvre, I don´t mind that there still is a smoking side in the restaurant. It just adds to the already great atmosphere. The Cafe Louvre is a cafe with waiters. They are dressed properly and quickly serves us the ten minute cava we have time for. Me and my travel mates Daniella and Nicoline is on a schedule. We have to try the cava, and fast. Stefan, the guide we have with us tell us that it is expensive, so a bottle is out …

A sneakpeek of last weeks wedding

The reason why I not have posted posts all week is the reason that I shot my second wedding of my extremely long carrier as a wedding photographer this last weekend. Well, that and the fact that I at the moment in the Czech Republic on a trip. This is a sneakpeek of that wedding. Will of course do an entire post later and tons of travel guides from Prague and East Moravia where I am at the moment. Katarina Shot with Canon 5D Mark iii and Sigma 50 mm Art lens. Couple: Ellinor and Thomas, October 3rd, Örebro.

heading to the czech republic.

At Arlanda airpor and it is 5 in the morning. 5.28 to be exact. Having a coffee at johan & nyström, a hipster coffee-shop with great coffee and not so great prices. The cappucino was satisfying for my not yet awake self. Today me and Daniella, Discover The Planet, are heading on trip to the Czech Rep. together. 4 days of fun arranged by Czech tourism Scandinavia and Finland. So trilled to be on the move to discover the czech rep where I have never been before. We are going to see Prague, historical sites, taste wine and more. Now, time to get myself through security. Katarina

Random instagram moments

Haven’t posted much from my instagram lately. Here are some random photos without explanation from this summer. If interested in knowing what they are about, check my Instagram out on The photo of me is borrowed from instagrammer intehelena                                  

Rosa bandet kokboks release

Wednesday evening the chefs of Grythyttan headed for Rosa Bandets cookbook release on Birka terminalen close to Slussen. The event was filled with cava, mingle food and Swedish celebrities of all sorts. We mingled and I also got them to pose infront of a press wall in pink. I headed from the event with a book and a smile. So cool for them to be able to be in a book. Hopefully not the last. Check out the photos to appreciate the whole story and evening. The Rosa Bandet cook book is made to raise money for the Swedish Cancer fund. It is made by Anna Benson, celebrities who share their recipes as Carolina Kluft, Babsan, Gudrun Schyman and other people as the chefs, a photographer and more on a voluntary basis. DJ for the evening was Sanna Bråding. The book sold out on the book fair in Gothenburg last weekend. Katarina Photos shot with my Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 40 mm pancake lens